see above link for a full list of those elected in January 2016 to KPFK's Local Station Board [LSB] who will sign in at the meeting on Jan 24 @ 1 pm in WLA.
For address of LSB meeting and info see KPFK.org site and select "events" or see front home page.
'new' programs that include previously dis-allowed curse/ obscene/ sexual-
explicit and derogatory words have been heard at the recently shifted hours
of midnight to 3am programming, Mon-Thurs nights.
many prior donors, volunteers, sponsors have veered away from such sudden loud and unexpected angry expressions - and so turned away from KPFK.
this unusual and previously FCC prohibited language and 'slang' - that more often is used by rappers, 'the streets', the more deprived and undereducated, and also the criminal cultures, has been heard loudly and prolificately at KPFK.
and since that version of the American-English language is less preferred or heard by those who want and have worked to obtain a better education and social status, many stakeholders of long-standing have complained and left
the station, taking their $$$ and loyalties elsewhere in radio land.
this new emphasis of 'rebellious' cultures, and of minority groups, now insisting and inflicting their cultural norms and versions onto many others in majorities has turned majority voices and funds away from the KPFK -
even as that radio station repeatedly stresses it's need for more listeners, for needed money, for dedicated funders, and for more...more...more...
while these unexpected shifts and drifts in programming reduces what KPFK needs.
the hope that the younger styled and vulgar worded programers can also claim paid-up-donors to make up for the dismissed prior KPFK subscribers is dubious and may be a failing experiment.
Pandering to the poorest, or lowest cultural norms, and using the language mostly used in prisons, in ghettos, in anger and with violence may be a poor choice made by management. The FCC will not ignore nor allow 1 radio station to claim defiance of USA rules and norms, just because they think they are "special" and can-do-whatever-we-want too.
anyone who wants to hear the programs referred to above can listen to KPFK 90.7 FM at midnight - 3 am hours Mon-Thurs - to those who claim they are "awesomeness" and with that disclaimer, claim immunity from federal communication norms.
The FCC can also be reached and questions asked of the US federal government directly on line or by telephone. [Federal Communications Commission that regulates TV, radio and more, not just for 'decency' but that too ]